Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,320 0.6 % $23.75 $49,400 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.32 $18.32 $23.11 $28.23 $34.01
Annual Wage (2) $31,870 $38,100 $48,070 $58,710 $70,750


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,770 0.26 $24.02 $49,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 560 0.01 $21.01 $43,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,770 0.26 $24.02 $49,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 560 0.01 $21.01 $43,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,770 0.26 $24.02 $49,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 560 0.01 $21.01 $43,710


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 630 0.09 1.78 $20.61 $42,860
California 480 0.03 0.69 $33.59 $69,870
Georgia 430 0.11 2.32 $16.21 $33,720
Texas 410 0.04 0.80 $25.48 $53,000
Tennessee 350 0.13 2.71 $24.14 $50,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 140 0.31 6.47 $19.90 $41,390
South Dakota 100 0.26 5.34 $17.88 $37,190
Maine 130 0.22 4.59 $20.92 $43,510
Idaho 90 0.15 3.19 $21.32 $44,340
Hawaii 90 0.15 3.19 $24.22 $50,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.26 $38.24 $79,540
Maryland 110 0.04 0.88 $35.28 $73,380
California 480 0.03 0.69 $33.59 $69,870
New York 40 0.00 0.09 $32.58 $67,770
Washington 110 0.04 0.84 $28.57 $59,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.97 19.89 $25.35 $52,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.09 1.80 $28.66 $59,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.04 0.73 $23.28 $48,420
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.04 0.90 $35.61 $74,060
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.36 $32.27 $67,130
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.70 $18.35 $38,170
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 1.14 $17.18 $35,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.36 $21.31 $44,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.55 $17.82 $37,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.97 19.89 $25.35 $52,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.09 1.80 $28.66 $59,610
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.70 $18.35 $38,170
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.36 $32.27 $67,130
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 1.14 $17.18 $35,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.04 0.73 $23.28 $48,420
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.04 0.90 $35.61 $74,060
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.55 $17.82 $37,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.36 $21.31 $44,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.04 0.90 $35.61 $74,060
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.36 $32.27 $67,130
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.09 1.80 $28.66 $59,610
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.97 19.89 $25.35 $52,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.04 0.73 $23.28 $48,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.36 $21.31 $44,330
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.70 $18.35 $38,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.55 $17.82 $37,060
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 1.14 $17.18 $35,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 7.76 $21.56 $44,850
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 10.46 $24.49 $50,940
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 7.19 $24.30 $50,530
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 7.63 $22.35 $46,490
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 9.78 $18.01 $37,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 23.34 $18.48 $38,440
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.99 20.42 $16.33 $33,960
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 13.75 $22.49 $46,770
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 11.66 $18.84 $39,190
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 10.46 $24.49 $50,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 10.46 $24.49 $50,940
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 7.19 $24.30 $50,530
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 5.49 $22.53 $46,850
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 13.75 $22.49 $46,770
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 7.63 $22.35 $46,490


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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